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Ghanaians Should Stop Celebrating Sam George For Criminalizing LGBTQ+ – Leila Djansi



Sam George’s view on same-sex partnerships in the country has been compared by cantankerous filmmaker Leila Djansi to the infamous Gambaga Witches Camp.

According to Leila Djansi, Ningo Prampram MP’s anti-LGBTQ+ legislative crusade is no different than those who believe that elderly people in Ghana are witches and should be kept to a certain camp against their will.

She asked Ghanaians not to sing Sam George’s praises, but rather to denounce him for pursuing a cause that could put some people in danger.

Leila Djansi raised concerns with aspects of the anti-LGBTQ+ bill which she holds are draconian and should not be encouraged.

Taking to Facebook, below is what Filmmaker Leila Djansi had to say;

“#Ghanaians!! Reason! @samgeorgegh is NOT a hero! He’s a dangerous man. It’s people like him that instituted the Gambaga witches camp where a mere accusation, proven or not, lands a woman in exile. You’re hailing him today, he’ll come after your other freedoms tomorrow for his ego and political ambition.

“The Gambaga Witches Camp made old age illegal.” Sex and sexual orientation are being criminalized by @samgeorgegh. I’m a filmmaker with Ghanaian ancestors. So, if I direct a show or film on LGBTQ people and I’m in Ghana when it airs and promote it, I might find up in prison? If that deadly bill passes, I’ll have to get my entire family out of there!

‘As a result, anyone may accuse another of being gay.’ You could be stoned to death if your hand unintentionally brushes someone’s breast or penis. Yes. Stoned. Ghanaians burned a military man alive and stoned a lady to death on the basis of a witchcraft charge.

“Sam George is a dangerous man,” says the narrator. A genuine Dzata. A lion that mauls without retaliation. “All that matters is his hunger,” she said in part of her post.

As a reminder, Leila Djansi’s reply follows widespread applause for Sam George following his CNN defense of the bill.

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